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Savvy ATM: Tricky Gym Membership Contracts

When you sign up for a new gym membership there's no guarantee for a beautiful behind, but more likely than not there's a guarantee that you'll have to sign a contract. I'm a big advocate of doing anything that promotes health, but there are some questions you'll want to ask before committing to one gym over another. To find out why you should pause before signing up at whatever gym is closest to your home just

The Better Business Bureau reported that complaints about gyms have risen more than 90 percent over the last five years! The majority of the customer complaints centered around contract issues, including people who were still being billed after they thought their contract was over. Avoid having something to complain about with these tips.

  • Ask about introductory memberships to make sure you like the gym before getting locked into a long contract.
  • Look for a gym that offers month-to-month memberships.
  • Make sure what the gym salesperson says meshes with what's in the contract.
  • Try and negotiate a shorter contract before signing away three years of membership fees.


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